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Legislation and Government Guidance

Adult Support and Protection

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Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

Care Inspectorate

Mental Welfare Commission (MWC)

Adult Participation - Communication Resources


The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol helps Police in their search for missing vulnerable people. Download the flyer and form below for more information.

The Herbert Protocol - What is it? How does it work? (PDF) [221KB] (opens new window)

Download the Herbert Protocol Form 2021 (Word doc) [94KB]

Download the Herbert Protocol Poster 2021 (PDF) [98KB]

Download the Herbert Protocol Easy Read Form 2021 (PDF) [335KB]

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 Purple Alert

Download - Purple Alert - Herbert Protocol 2021 (PDF) [9MB]

Download - Purple Alert New App Features_LR (PDF) [1MB]

Local Information

What is Adult Support and Protection? Leaflet

What is Adult Support and Protection? (PDF) [138KB]

Reporting an Adult Concern to Social Work

(For Agencies and Providers)

Information for Providers on reporting concerns about an adult AP1 (PDF) [935KB]

Download AP1 Form (Word doc) [34KB]

Are you concerned about a loved one's drug or alcohol use? 

Download the BeingThere posters: ASP-BeingTherePosters2020 (PDF) [246KB]

How to Access Level 1 ASP eLearning Course (PDF) [200KB]

D&G Advocacy Service

D&G Advocacy Service

Download - DG Advocacy Service - About Us Booklet (PDF) [1MB]         Download - DG Advocacy Service - Delivering Advocacy (PDF) [1MB]

Adult Support and Protection Resource Library - Enquiries and Reports

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Learning from Case Reviews

Download - Case Study - Miss A - North Lanark SCR (PDF) [221KB]

Download - Case Study - Sharon Greenop SCR (PDF) [306KB]

Download - Mental Welfare Commission Scotland - Best of Intentions Report (PDF) [83KB]

Download - Serious Case Review - Glasgow APC - Ellen Ash - February 2016 (PDF) [162KB]


IRISS - Writing Analysis in Social Care

A practical framework for supporting the writing of analysis in social care records.

Download - Writing Analysis in Social Care (PDF) [935KB]

What is a Mental Health Officer?

    What's a MHO and what they do:

    Download - What Is A Mental Health Officer (PDF) [265KB]

    Information Sharing 

    Information Sharing Letter (PDF) [310KB]

    Social Work Policy and Procedure - Adult Support and Protection Procedures

    Adult Support and Protection Procedures (PDF) [465KB]


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    VIDEO: Inability to Safeguard - Exploring Decision Making of Individuals and Professionals

    Click HERE to watch the video.

    Corona Virus: Safeguarding Adults in Challenging Circumstances


    Download important information on protecting vulnerable adults. Click on the link below:

    Corona Virus Safeguarding Adults - Download (PDF) [214KB] (opens new window)

    Modern Slavery

    Modern Slavery cuts across all Public Protection strands: i.e. Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women and Girls. 

    Download the Tackling Modern Slavery Guide (PDF) [749KB] (opens new window)

    Click here to read more about Human Trafficking.

    Self-neglect and Hoarding plus Other Useful Downloads

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    Video: Compulsive Hoarding Dr Fionnuala Edgar 


    Video: Seen something? Say something




    7-Minute Briefing: Multi Agency Chronologies Guidance (PDF) [100KB]

    ASP Health Responsibilities 7-Minute Briefing - D&G NHS (PDF) [150KB]

    ASP Case Conferences 7-Minute Briefing - D&G NHS (PDF) [152KB]

    Missing Person Protocol - 7MB (PDF) [629KB]


    Take the OATH | Hourglass (


    Multi-agency adult support and protection conferences (case conferences)


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